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Simply Wood's evening with Rick Stein

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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A taste of mighty oaks from little acorns grow as Simply Wood provides the demonstration kitchen for An Evening with Rick Stein

Simply Wood, the Kilkhampton-based designers and manufacturers of bespoke, handmade kitchens who started from home courtesy of a business allowance scheme 26 years ago proudly watched Rick Stein cook in their new custom-designed mobile kitchen during the Evening with Rick Stein event at The Poly in Falmouth recently.

To mark their 25th year in business, Simply Wood installed a Chefs Kitchen in their purpose-built showroom just outside Bude and have for the last year been busy entertaining foodies with cookery master classes in conjunction with renowned local chefs, all in an effort to raise funds for 25 ShelterBoxes one to mark each year of the company.

Demand for the cookery evenings was so high that the company decided to build a mobile version of the kitchen for demonstrations on the move at food events and festivals. This was launched in May at the Dartington Food Fair and has since been seen at the Royal Cornwall Show and Royal Duchy Food & Drink Show before being requested for the Rick Stein event. Other prestigious bookings follow later in the year including the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival, National Gardening Show and Padstow Christmas Festival.

The kitchen, hand built from ash and reclaimed oak with high-gloss acrylic panelling is both functional and aesthetic and lends itself well to show surroundings with its colour, natural light and quality craftsmanship. After the Evening with Rick Stein, Ken Parker, the founder and owner of Simply Wood said just as experienced chefs like Rick are passionate about the ingredients for the food they cook and present, we too have an ingrained sense of quality, individuality and provenance in our kitchens. Our designs work well for those who love to cook so having Rick using our mobile facility was a perfect and rewarding fit. From humble beginnings in a Cornish village in 1985, who would have thought we would be where we are today and looking forward to even more first class foodie events in the future.

Rick Stein commented thanks very much to Simply Wood for providing the great kitchen for the demonstration I did at Falmouth Poly to raise funds for them in August.

For further information and images please contact:

Ken Parker, Managing Director, Simply Wood on 01288 321772



Simply Wood, The Showroom, Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall. EX23 9QN.

Janis Effer, Senior Consultant, Crisp Group on 07929 437057


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